A diverse array of voices within the international development field have promoted the potential benefits of community-led transparency and accountability, but the evidence that such approaches have an impact is mixed and incomplete. Without this evidence, civil society organizations and their supporters will not have the information they need to target their work in improving the responsiveness of governments and service providers.
Working with local civil society partners across five countries, the Transparency for Development (T4D) project looks to fill this knowledge gap by generating rigorous and actionable evidence about whether, why, and in what contexts local transparency and accountability interventions improve development outcomes. Our goal is to generate actionable evidence for practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders working to improve health, accountability, and citizen participation.
Click here to view our project brief, which summarizes the design, implementation, evaluation, and emerging findings of the program. The T4D project will continue until the end of September 2019. Our website and project brief will continue to be updated with new analyses, as well as findings from our Phase 2 adaptations in Ghana, Malawi, and Sierra Leone.